How to install Game Jolt on a Chromebook in 2024

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing Game Jolt on your Chromebook. Game Jolt is a popular platform for indie game developers and players, offering a wide variety of free games and a vibrant community. By following these steps, you'll be able to access this exciting world of indie gaming right from your Chromebook.

Compatibility Check

Before we begin, it's important to note that this tutorial is specifically designed for Chromebooks with an Intel or AMD CPU that support Linux Apps. Unfortunately, this method won't work on Chromebooks with an ARM64 architecture CPU. If you're unsure about your Chromebook's specifications, you can check our comprehensive list of Chromebooks with Linux Apps (Crostini) support.

Installation Process

Let's dive into the step-by-step process of installing Game Jolt on your Chromebook. We'll be using the Linux terminal to execute these commands, so make sure you have Linux apps enabled on your Chromebook.

  1. First, update your package list:
    sudo apt update
  2. Install the necessary dependencies:
    sudo apt install libnss3 libatomic1 kmenuedit
  3. Extract the Game Jolt client:
    tar -xf gamejoltclient.tar.gz
  4. Launch the Game Jolt client:
  5. Open the menu editor to create a shortcut (optional):

These commands will download, install, and set up Game Jolt on your Chromebook. The last command, 'kmenuedit', allows you to create a convenient shortcut in your app menu for easy access to Game Jolt in the future.

Video Tutorial

For a visual guide to complement these written instructions, we've provided a video tutorial above. It offers a step-by-step walkthrough of the installation process, which can be particularly helpful if you're new to using Linux commands on your Chromebook.

Troubleshooting Tips

If you encounter any issues during the installation process, here are a few troubleshooting tips:

  • Ensure your Chromebook's Linux environment is up to date by running 'sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade' before attempting the installation.
  • If you receive any error messages about missing dependencies, try installing them individually using 'sudo apt install [package-name]'.
  • In case the Game Jolt client doesn't launch after installation, try restarting your Chromebook and attempting to launch it again.

Additional Resources

To enhance your Game Jolt experience on Chromebook, consider exploring these additional resources:

We hope this guide helps you successfully install and enjoy Game Jolt on your Chromebook. Happy gaming!